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Eccentricities of spring: ballpark quirks

Updated: February 9, 2011, 1:03 AM ET
By Josh Pahigian | Special to ESPN SportsTravel

Starting pitchers trotting out their wind sprints on the warning track during games.

Ace relievers taking the mound in the bottom of the third – when the other team's starters are still in the game – instead of the ninth.

Cleanup hitters batting atop the order to get their ABs in early and then call it a day.

Pimple-faced teens with jersey numbers that seem better suited for middle linebackers playing alongside the game's most recognizable stars.

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